Archive for January 12th, 2012

FACT Funding Local Farmers


Food Act Concerns Trust has a  Healthy & Humane Farm Funds Project that will provide small grants, of up to $1500, to qualifying humane farmers who need assistance in improving the welfare of their farm animals. FACT will award grants for projects that (1) help farms transition to pasture-based systems, (2) improve the marketing of their humane products, or (3) more generally enrich the conditions in which farm animals are raised.

FACT’s Healthy & Humane Farm Funds Project is designed to empower farmers to positively impact farm animal welfare. Farmers often want to make on-farm changes to give their animals a better life, but sometimes need financial assistance to make it happen. FACT recognizes that farmers have the technical expertise to make farms more humane, and can effectively use small grants to make these changes.

To learn more, go to the Healthy & Humane Farm Funds Project webpage. That can be found here: http://www.humanefarmfunds.org/. The application and application guidelines can be found online. Deadline for applying is April 1, 2012.

Contact:

Lisa Isenhart
Humane Farming Program Manager
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT)
773-525-4952
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Belmont Feed and Seed Ordering Chicks for Spring 2012


Spring is almost here and Belmont Feed and Seed is preparing for the first order of chicks.

The hatchery will ship out the first order on February 13, so the chicks should be here by the 15th. The current order includes

  • Rhode Island Reds
  • Barred Rocks
  • Golden-Laced Wyandottes
  • Silver-Laced Wyandottes
  • Araucanas / Ameraucanas
  • Black Australorps
  • Buff Orpingtons

Contact Lidia if there are other breeds you’d like to have: (773) 588-1144 or aandd8703@sbcglobal.net. Tell her I sent you!

4 Feb., 2012: Mid-Atlantic Small Flock Poulty Expo


For my non-Chicago readers:

The University of Maryland Extension will host the Mid-Atlantic Small Flock Poultry Expo on Saturday, February 4, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM at the University of Maryland Extension-Carroll County Office & Carroll County Agriculture Center, 700 Agriculture Center Drive, Westminster, Maryland, 21157.

For more information, click here.